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Historical dictionary of feminism
Boles, Janet K., 1944-
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Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, [1996]

Physical Description:
xv, 429 pages ; 24 cm.
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HQ1115 .B65 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Covers a broad range of subjects that detail the shifting definitions of this socio-economic, political, and intellectual movement and describe its antecedents and pioneers. With an introduction, chronology and detailed bibliography.

Author Notes

Janet K. Boles is Associate Professor of Political Science, Marquette University.

Diane Long Hoeveler is Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of Women's Studies, Marquette University.

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Particular strengths of Boles and Hoeveler's dictionary include breadth of coverage (short, unsigned entries on a wide range of topics and individuals), currency (e.g., an entry for Riot Grrrls Movement), international coverage, biographical entries, and an overview of the history and chronology of feminism. An extensive subject bibliography that occupies more than a quarter of the volume lacks annotations but provides a useful topical survey of the literature of feminism. A collaborative effort of faculty at Marquette, the volume serves as a helpful companion to Cheris Kramarae and Paula A. Treichler's A Feminist Dictionary (1985) and Maggie Humm's The Dictionary of Feminist Theory (CH, Sep'90; 2nd ed., CH, Nov'95). But caveat emptor: this book is identical in content to Boles's From the Goddess to the Glass Ceiling: A Dictionary of Feminism (1996), published by Madison Books, an imprint of University Press of America, which owns Scarecrow Press; neither version acknowledges the other. The title is recommended for academic and large public libraries, but selectors should be warned of the misleading, perhaps dishonest, duplication. J. Ariel; University of California, Irvine